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Pinkginxx Sat 23-Feb-19 12:34:43

Just seen a Fail article about 6'7 Richard Osman and his 5'2 girlfriend. Worthy of many pictures and comments.
I'm just under 5'0 and partner is 6'2. So not a dissimilar height difference. Am a worthy of a Fail article? (And not to mention all the vile comments that came with about her not having to go on her knees etc)

WheelyCote Sat 23-Feb-19 12:39:24

Im 5'2 and he is 6'4 smile

BabyDarlingDollfaceHoney Sat 23-Feb-19 12:39:28

I'm 5'2" and my husband is 6'3", not quite such a large difference but still noticeable especially as I hardly ever wear heels. Had the odd comment from friends etc but definitely wouldn't think it news worthy! Just a lame excuse to use some pap shots they had laying around I guess.

MatildaTheCat Sat 23-Feb-19 12:48:04

We have a large difference and I’m only ever really aware of it when I see photos. It’s a total non event.

Subeccoo Sat 23-Feb-19 12:50:01

5ft3 and 6ft3.... I do notice in photos. I love high heels on nights out so balances it a bit from time to time.

Fullofregrets33 Sat 23-Feb-19 13:29:54

I would love to have your height difference. My husband and I are both 5 ft 5, he's not very tall for a guy. Because we are the same size in build and height it makes me feel less feminine. Id love a big guy to throw me about and make me feel safe and protected

Thurmanmurman Sat 23-Feb-19 13:43:35

5,2 and 6,4 here. I don’t necessarily go for tall men though, my ex was 5,7

MotorcycleMayhem Sat 23-Feb-19 13:45:15

Meh, I'm 5'9", he's barely 5'6"on a good day. We get a lot of looks and I've stopped wearing heels.

Crunchymum Sat 23-Feb-19 13:47:04

5ft 1in and 5ft 11in. Utter non issue for us.

Di11y Sat 23-Feb-19 13:47:26

also 5"2 and 6"7 here. dh says everyone is shorter than him so it doesn't make a difference.

WTBE Sat 23-Feb-19 13:50:24

I am 5'2 and my partner is nearly 6'4. I wouldnt think it was news worthy, but then again we have had a few comments so you will be suprised at how much some people seem to care!

Roomba Sat 23-Feb-19 13:51:18

I'm 5'2" and my ex is 6'6". We did get a lot of comments! His new wife is 5' 1".

Tbh is he only downside of such a height difference is that your kids are taller than you by age 10 grin

PalindromicUser Sat 23-Feb-19 13:52:48

I guess they have to find something to give them an excuse to write about it. “Single man has romantic relaywigh single woman” isn’t exactly news.

BelindasRedPlasticHandcuffs Sat 23-Feb-19 13:54:46

5'5 and 6'6 smile

We get a lot of comments but mainly on his height rather than the height difference.

I'm the tallest woman DP has been in a relationship with.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sat 23-Feb-19 14:22:38

I'm 5' 9" and DH is 6' 3". It's a comfortable height difference, but I do object to him calling me short which I manifestly am not...

littledoll33 Sat 23-Feb-19 14:27:00

I am 6" shorter than DH - him 6', me 5' 6"... Suits us. A height difference of more than 8-9" is unusual, but it would look a bit odd if it was the man who was the shorter of the two. That said, I don't think I have ever seen a couple with a height difference of more than 8-9" where the woman is the taller one.

Glitterblue Sat 23-Feb-19 14:32:12

I'm 5'4, DH is 6'5. It's a perfect cuddling height, I can snuggle into his chest smile

Onetwopyjamacrews Sat 23-Feb-19 14:33:27

I’m taller than DP he’s 5ft5 and very self concious about it I’m 5ft 8 and it doesn’t bother me at all

MRex Sat 23-Feb-19 14:34:20

5' 3 to 6' here. It's a nice height difference for me. An ex who was 6' 4 always felt way too tall somehow.

GoneFishingNC Sat 23-Feb-19 14:37:58

I’m 5’1” - he’s 6’3”
When we first got together I really liked it (I have always gone for tall men) have never seen it in a negative way and no one has ever made derogatory remarks.

We’ve been together a long time and I barely think about it now.

I think it’s fairly common to get pairings of very short women with pretty tall men. (My aunt had the same with her partner and she used to say it’s the “evening up of the species” 😂)

littledoll33 Sat 23-Feb-19 14:40:01

Rich Osman was going to struggle finding a woman who ISN'T a foot shorter than him. grin

ShannonRockallMalin Sat 23-Feb-19 14:40:17

I’m 5’2, DH is 6’3. Never really considered it being comment worthy! My oldest DS is only 5’5 so far at the age of 14 though.

Shelbybear Sat 23-Feb-19 15:21:26

Well our height difference isn't far away from that lol. I'm 5ft1 and my husband is 6ft4. I am a little petite thing size 6-8 and he is broad too. When I see Hayden and Klitschko it looks just like us 😂

It used to bother us both when we were young but now doesn't bother me one bit, still bothers him and he always says ugh ur not wearing flats are u. U have just made me realise he's doesn't say that much now 😂

chestylarue52 Sat 23-Feb-19 15:33:38

I'm 5 ft 11 my bf is 5 ft 6. We get looks but I'm happy enough not caring what people think.

Allfednonedead Sat 23-Feb-19 15:34:13

I had friends at university who were 6 ft 2 and 4 ft 11. Every now and then, one would notice, but mostly don’t people stop seeing that kind of thing pretty quickly?
I remember at school trying to work out how a girl’s face was ‘different’ after knowing her for 3 years. She had a really bad harelip, but I was so used to her I couldn’t see it any more. I think it’s like that.

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